Assistant Digital Editor

  • Business: emap
  • Brand: Architects’ Journal
  • Employment Type: Permanent, Part-time 22.5 hrs/week, 3 days per week
  • Base Location: Fleet street, London/Hybrid ( 1 day from home, 2 days in the office)
  • Salary: £18,000

Are you passionate about driving digital engagement, high-quality journalism and maybe architecture too? Then you could be the AJ’s next Digital Assistant Editor!

The Architects’ Journal (AJ) is the leading professional publication for the UK’s architectural community. Thanks to our award-winning news, hard-hitting features and important campaigns, our website attracts millions of visitors a year and we have a sizeable following on social media too.

Overseen by the Head of Engagement, you would be in charge of our daily digital output, including editorial newsletters and social media. You would manage our website, making sure stories are SEO-optimised and that our online presence is standout. Podcasts and video are also produced by the AJ, so you would lead on delivering those, along with any commercial activity.

We’re looking for someone who would enjoy working closely with a small editorial team, particularly our news desk who produce the majority of our online content. You might advise them on the right headline for their piece, and the myriad other things that would improve engagement. You’ll need a head for numbers as you will be tracking story performance and informing your colleagues.

The ideal candidate will be a self-starter with a background in digital journalism, and some knowledge of or interest in the built environment or architecture industries. What’s essential though is that you are an enthusiastic team player, comfortable working to tight deadlines and a creative problem-solver. We are also looking for an excellent communicator and stylish writer, who can craft engaging social posts and email subject lines to promote our content.


  • Newsletter planning and sending
  • Checking all website stories & optimising for SEO
  • Planning the content calendar in collaboration with the editorial team
  • Advising the editorial team on story set up
  • Daily reporting of story performance
  • Management of website pages
  • Managing print content going online
  • Social media posting & social listening
  • Advertorials & sponsored social, delivery of other commercial packages
  • Publishing podcasts & videos
  • Shopify & other platforms management
  • Attendance at AJ events

Desirable skills & experience:

  • Experience working in a news or digital publishing environment
  • Strong interest in online journalism
  • Social media management especially Instagram
  • Familiar with analytics programs, ideally Adobe Analytics
  • Experience of WordPress
  • Digital skills such as video and audio recording or editing are a bonus

Learning & Development:

 At emap, we believe that employee learning and development are the key drivers of our success. To ensure continuous growth and meet the ever-changing demands of the workplace, we provide an environment that fosters continuous development for our employees.

Our employees are encouraged to identify their areas of personal and professional development aligned with our strategic areas, including management development, health, safety & wellbeing, sales, events management, marketing strategy, editorial, and information technology. We have a structured framework designed to help equip our employees with the necessary knowledge, skills, and behaviors to excel in their job roles, contributing to achieving our organizational objectives.

To support our employees’ career development, we have designed specialized programs, as well as other stand-alone role-specific and generic courses, under the emap academy.


This exciting position is a part-time hybrid role. 1 day in the office, 2 days from home. This could change over time depending on business needs.

Remote working or visa sponsorship are not available. emap does not offer visa sponsorship. Based on the UK employment law you need to have valid right to work in UK. Share code will be required during the interview process.


 Benefits: emap is part of Metropolis Group. Together we are committed to providing a happy and healthy place to work, so we offer fantastic benefits and perks to our employees.

  • 25 days of holiday per year (with the option to buy or sell). Based on 37.5hrs/week, pro-rata
  • Health plan
  • Life assurance
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Discounted gym memberships
  • Retail discount vouchers
  • Rail season ticket loans
  • Private virtual GP access
  • Pension scheme
  • Income protection and more
  • Continuous learning & development opportunities
  • Seasonal flu jabs on site
  • One paid volunteer day per year
  • Summer and Winter parties
  • Work from home during August
  • In-house Excellence Awards and other innovation projects

Privacy:  Metropolis Group respects the privacy of every person for whom we have personal data. We comply with data protection legislation such as the Data Protection Act 1998 and the General Data Protection Regulation which regulates the processing of data and ensures that your data is processed fairly and lawfully, is kept secure and only that data necessary for any processing is kept. You can see our privacy policy at

Diversity and Inclusion:  We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity and inclusion.  All applicants will be considered for employment without attention to race, age, religion or belief, pregnancy and maternity, marriage and civil partnership, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or disability status.

How to apply: Please send your CV and covering letter.  Due to the volume of applications, we receive, we are unable to give individual feedback at the application stage, however if you are successfully shortlisted you will be contacted within 10 working days of the closing date.

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